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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A $5.00 donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All programs are held on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Town Hall (Sudbury Center) unless otherwise indicated.

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see our video library for a listing.

For a printable version of the 2015-2016 calendar of events, click here (pdf file).


January 13th, 2016 (Wednesday) 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Benefit Night at Bertucci’s Restaurant
Join the Sudbury Historical Society on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Bertucci’s Restaurant at the Wayland Town Center shops (14 Elissa Avenue) from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM and 15% of the bill will be donated to the Sudbury Historical Society through the Bertucci’s Dining for Dollars program. You need to print out and present this flyer when you pay. Planning ahead? Check out their menu.
February 7th, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 PM
A Little Bit of Sweden, A History of Svensk Kaffestuga
An illustrated talk by Elin Neiterman, with Lisa Forsberg, granddaughter of the restaurant’s owners. Elin and Lisa will discuss the history of the restaurant that stood at 394 Boston Post Road. Special assorted Swedish refreshments will be served after the program. Come and share your recollections.
March 6th, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 PM
The League of Women Voters: Helping to Shape Sudbury’s History for 60 Years
An illustrated talk in honor of Women’s History Month. LWV Board member and former President Sue Abrams will talk about the history and founding of the League in 1957 and the various League-sponsored studies that have impacted Sudbury’s civic life ever since.
April 6th, 2016 (Wednesday) 6:00 PM
Ezekiel How: Innkeeper, Soldier, Citizen

At the Wayside Inn. In honor of the Inn’s 300th Anniversary, partake in a special prix fixe dinner and enjoy our program with reenactor Tony Howes detailing Ezekiel How’s involvement in Sudbury life before, during and after the Revolution.

$30 per person. Reservations required as seating is limited. Call the Wayside Inn to reserve at 978-443-1776.

Flyer (more details)

April 19th, 2016 (Tuesday) 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Red Cross Blood Drive at the Town Hall
Be part of an old Sudbury tradition at the Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Sudbury Historical Society with the help of the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute. For an appointment you can call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
May 21st, 2016 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2016 Home & Hearth Tour

The second in our series of house tours in Sudbury, this year featuring the King Philip neighborhood. If you enjoy history, architecture, and tales of the past, you will not want to miss this event.

Tour six residences plus the former B&M Railroad Section House. Learn about the history of the neighborhood including the story of the Battle of Green Hill during the King Philip War.

Talk with design experts from the Boston Design Guide at the Wood-Davison House. Shop, dine and sample wares at local businesses such as Duck Soup and Bearly Read Books in the Historic District.

Tickets are $25 for SHS Members, $30 for non-members. For reservtions and tour details email SHSHomeTour@sudbury01776.org. For more details see our flyer.

Tour starts at 61 King Philip Road. Pick up your tickets and tour book on May 21st.

Sponsorship opportunites are available. Advertise your business and support local history. See here.

June 1st, 2016 (Wednesday)
The History of Power Line Battles

7:00 - 9:00 PM at First Parish, Church 327 Concord Rd, Sudbury

In the 50's and again in the 60's Boston Edison attempted to put high tension power lines through Sudbury. Knowing this history is important to understand the town's battle with Eversource today. A look back at the attempts to put high tension lines through Sudbury will be presented by Katina Fontes former professor of History and Heritage Studies at Regis College. Chris Hamilton, Board Member of Protect Sudbury, will conclude the program with a brief update on Protect Sudbury’s efforts.

Presented by the Sudbury Historical Society and Protect Sudbury. Following the presentation an informal gathering and discussion will be held. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation is $10.00 with proceeds to benefit the Protect Sudbury Legal Defense Fund in our fight against Eversource.

June 5th, 2016 (Sunday)
History of Wolbach Farm

2:00 PM at Wolbach Farm, 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury

Alice Wellington, a Concord-based photographer and grand-niece of Burt and Anna Wolbach who bought the farm in 1936 will present family recollections and the accomplishments and pursuits of the Wolbachs.

Known as Winter Brook Frarm, the home of Dr. S. Burt Wolbach, a prominent Harvard Medical School pathologist and his wife, Anna Wellington Wolbach, a Radcliffe alumna, was the gathering place for family Thanksgiving celebrations for generations. The home was named for the stream that ran trough the farm all winter long.

Presented in collaboration with the Sudbury Valley Trustees who will lead a walking tour of the grouds after the program.

Prior to the presentation, the SHS will conduct a brief Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and will provide an update on the status of the Sudbury History Center project at the Loring Parsonage.

Past Programs

November 1, 2015 Early Maps of Sudbury: Who Made them and Why video of presentationdetails ...

October 24, 2015 Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery details ...

June 7, 2015 Where They Were and How They Grew video of presentationdetails ...

May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...

April 12, 2015 Sudbury’s Road to the Revolutionary War (1765-1775) video of presentationdetails ...

March 1, 2015 The Untold Story of Henry Ford’s Underground Cooling Plant video of presentationdetails ...

February 1, 2015 Wheeling, Dealing, A Dump and Sudbury’s Future video of presentationdetails ...

November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...

October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...

October 5, 2014 Sudbury Plantation Un-covered: Archaeological Evidence of the First Residents video of presentationdetails ...

June 8, 2014 The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 video of presentationdetails ...

May 4, 2014 War Memorials of Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...


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